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Game: Albion Online
Devel: Sandbox Interactive GmbH
Price: £21.95 / US$29.95 / CA$40.95 (Talk about regional pricing!)
Wazzat: Albion Online is a fantasy sandbox MMORPG featuring a player-driven economy, classless combat system, and intense PvP battles. Explore a vast open world full of danger and opportunity. Grow your wealth, forge alliances, and leave your mark on the world of Albion.
Mandatory Disclosure: Pennywise bought us copies
Makes with the working
- Yes, their “solution” to this known issue it to download a patched client from their webzone and use it until it no longer works.
- The Launcher itself is still compiled against Qt 5.7.1 which is bugged on HiDPI displays.
- Compiling against 5.9.x would sort that.
- The problem
- The “””solution”””
- I downloaded the web client (because I’m good like that) and it wanted a key or some nonsense before it would let me play.
- Yeah, we’re at the 60min mark of TRYINGTOLAUNCHTHEDAMNGAME.
- In their defense the Steam store clearly lists “Ubuntu 14.04 – 16.04 LTS” as the only supported platforms.
- I ran into the exact same issue Venn did. The “solution” of using the patched client didn’t work.
- However, there is a flatpak version that does
- I checked, the steam version and the paid version have different licenses.
- There isn’t a way to transfer accounts from steam to standalone and vice versa
- So I went and spent 40 bucks for the base game.
- Cuz I’m mildy attached to you guys.
- Worked out of the box here.
- Holds 60 at UHD.
- The Steam version also picked up on my old beta account and gave me access to my character from then.
Shiny / Sounds
- These are some mid-2000s ass sprites
- Everything looks distinct enough, I guess. I can tell different types of trees apart. John Cleese would be proud
- There is some music. I’d be hard pressed to tell you what I thought about it as it sort of drifted into the background of my fugue state
- Low poly cell shaded graphics.
- The music is sparse and non intrusive.
- If I had to pick at the nits I’d say it’s hard to tell things apart.
- All the stores are some combination of brown and grey.
- You will lose track of your character regardless.
- Enemies run up to you until they’re occupying the same physical space as your character.
- All in all, it’s not terrible.
- Pathfinding in this game can eabod
- I’m with pedro. I too’d like to see a rotating camera.
- The only complaint I have in controls is the lack of a rotating camera.
- But, and this is a really nice plump butt, the game takes the fixed position camera and makes it really easy to keep track of where you came from and where you need to go.
- It’s not a pointless gimmicky limitation, it’s a design choice.
- I never really got into runescape back in the day.
- I had a lot of friends who played it, and they seemed to like it, but I couldn’t really grok it
- Age hasn’t given me the ability to appreciate these sorts of games
- You run around, gather resources, kill villagers, fulfil quotas to unlock gear in order to fulfil more quotas to unlock better gear
- I’m down for a grindfest, but this has to be the right kind of grinding. Like diving through horrible dungeon after dungeon or making cute monsters fight for my amusement
- This does neither. Select an thing, and wait. Sometimes you press a button or click on other things. There’s not really all that much getting me invested here
- It’s an MMO.
- It’s an MMO from the Runescape school of MMOs.
- But unlike the inspiration it wears on its sleeve, it’s not boring as all fuck
- Quite the opposite.
- Now, don’t get me wrong. This isn’t the best MMO out there, imnsho.
- That’s still Neverwinter Online.
- But if it weren’t for the over-reliance in the crafting and basically ensuring you fucking have to do menial fucking chores to get better loot, this would actually be a very good MMO.
- As it is, it’s still good. But there’s enough grinding going on here to make the average night club look like it respects your personal space.